Since swimming pools were invented and put into public use, people have been asking this all-important question: are the chemicals actually damaging your hair? Before discussing the importance of a good pool filtration system and a chemical free pool, start by going over the basics when it comes to pool chemicals.
Are Chemicals Damaging Your Hair?
Chemicals Relieve You of your Natural Oils
What many people do not realize is that their hair contains natural oils, and it is going to need those oils in order to stay smooth and healthy. Chemicals will eat away at these oils, and this is why your hair might feel dry and stiff once you get done swimming. Your hair isn’t the only thing that is affected – chemicals can remove the oils from your skin, and depending on how sensitive your skin actually is, it could leave it red and irritated.
One of the biggest questions that swimmers have, is whether or not chemicals actually turns the hair green. While this is a common thought, it is actually just a misconception. The hair discoloration is actually a result of oxidized copper. While the chemicals does in fact play a huge part in it, it is not directly responsible. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you wear a swim cap, or invest in a chemical-free pool systems.
Turning to Chemical-Free Pool Systems
Today, a chemical-free pool system really is the way to go for a few reasons. First of all, and most importantly, it eliminates chemicals and CYA acid, meaning it will be less abrasive on the hair.
In addition to that, it is capable of keeping the pool clean for a longer period of time. The process is simple: ozone is injected into the pool, keeping it at the proper levels with very little intervention on behalf of the owner.
It is a complex process made simple by technology, and a much better option for those who would rather ditch the corrosive chemicals.
Hair is difficult to take care of and you don’t want to make it even more difficult by dunking your hair into dangerous chemicals every time you want to relax in the pool. Go for a better solution, and keep your pool clean the environmentally friendly way. Exceptional Water Systems has you covered.